I have had a number of people say they cannot figure out how to start a thread. I am beginning to think it is because the action button is at the upper right and newcomers just do not look for it there. It is unlikely that anyone has trouble once it has been pointed out, but I noticed that our software developers XenForo us a Quick Thread feature on most of their forums. Here is a screen shot of one of XenForo's forums open to the thread list and awaiting a new thread. At the top of the thread list, there is a one line form with the question "What's on your mind?" Do we need something like that here? We will have when we eventually upgrade to XenForo 2.1 later this year, but it may be more urgent than that. If I have had 5 people ask how to post a thread, there may have been 50 more that just gave up and went elsewhere with whatever was on their mind.